Carrickfergus - excellent location
One of the reasons companies choose Carrickfergus for business is its excellent transport links.
We are very close to Belfast and other major towns - from our site in Trooperslane Industrial Estate you can be in Belfast city centre in 20 minutes, Ballymena in 30 or Londonderry in an hour.
Belfast International and Belfast City Airports are only 12 miles away and the key ports of Larne and Belfast can be easily and quickly reached by both rail and road.
"Carrickfergus is well placed to cater for new businesses that want to tap into the academic expertise and research and development"
Carrickfergus is one of the oldest towns in Ireland and has also built a reputation as an attractive tourist destination (see www.midandeastantrim.gov.uk/tourism). In recent years big investments in its leisure infrastructure, notably the 300-berth marina, have positioned it as a premier location for leisure based short breaks.
The Home Of Business
In recent years Carrickfergus has welcomed significant investments from major companies such as Ryobi and Schrader Electronics. The borough is also home to several hundred small to medium enterprises, many of which are actively involved in networking and business development activities with the support of Carrickfergus Enterprise.
With both the University of Ulster and the Northern Regional College only a short distance away Carrickfergus is also well placed to cater for new businesses that want to tap into the academic expertise and research and development capability of these institutions.